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Hooded merganser is beautiful with surprising colors, habits

Look for the hooded merganser in the quiet corners of our lakes and streams in the next few weeks.  After that, they will disappear into the landscape and will not be as easily spotted until next year. (photo: Bill Danielson)
Look for the hooded merganser in the quiet corners of our lakes and streams in the next few weeks. After that, they will disappear into the landscape and will not be as easily spotted until next year. (photo: Bill Danielson)
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One of the most enjoyable and gratifying aspects of being a naturalist is the opportunity I have to help different people understand the world a little better. On March 9 I received an email from Mary asking for help identifying a duck that her son had seen. She attached a photo of the mystery bird and as soon as I saw it, I understood her confusion. The photo was of a male hooded merganser — ...


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